The Art of Draping: Vera Wang Takes You ‘Behind the Dress’

The Art of Draping: Vera Wang Takes You ‘Behind the Dress’ posted by Jolene

Remember Rami Kashou, the runner-up fashion designer in Project Runway Season 4? He was all about “the art of draping,” and occasionally took some flack from the judges for the overuse of his signature style. Well maybe Rami has a future in bridal, because the Goddess of Gown trends, Vera Wang, features draping in one of her romantic 2010 creations, “Dinah.”


Jolene On The Scene at the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey

Jolene On The Scene at the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey posted by Jolene

My colleague Jan invites me to spend the upcoming weekend with her at the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey, where she’ll be staying while profiling new locations for Here Comes The Guide. I jump at the chance for some quality Ritz time.


Brides Want to Know: Organizing the Guest List

Brides Want to Know: Organizing the Guest List posted by Jolene

Timing, choice of wedding stationery and, of course, guest list protocol are all critical steps in your wedding planning. The ever-savvy Vera Wang has some ideas for helping you get organized.


Wedding Invitation Ideas: RSVP Online

Wedding Invitation Ideas: RSVP Online posted by Jennifer

Recently a bride tipped us off that she used an online RSVP form from Wufoo.


Best Budget Beauty Buys

Best Budget Beauty Buys posted by Jolene

Over a bottle of deliciously light Pinot Grigio from Meridian Vineyards, Suzy shared her favorite budget beauty buys, which she recently touted on a Fox TV segment. These are quality products that do everything from maximize to moisturize—for far less cash than pricey department store brands.


Wedding Reception Idea: Dance Your Socks Off

Wedding Reception Idea: Dance Your Socks Off posted by Jennifer

A couple of years ago I was at a bat mitzvah and I noticed all the girls had kicked off their new strappy heels when it came time for dancing. No surprise! But what caught my eye was that they were all wearing the same little white socks—like they had planned it in advance. “Oh, no” my niece told me. “There’s a basket of them over by the DJs so everyone can have a pair.”


Decadence Deconstructed: Parker-Lusseau Pastries

Decadence Deconstructed: Parker-Lusseau Pastries posted by Lisa

There are so many things to love about this job, but when notable Monterey pastry chefs from Parker-Lusseau bring you an assortment of cakes and pastries to taste in the middle of a day-long meeting…well, let’s just say they never get such treatment at my husband’s workplace!


Recyling Heirloom Jewelry: Turning Something Old Into Something New

Recyling Heirloom Jewelry: Turning Something Old Into Something New posted by Jan

Your wedding day is a perfect excuse to breathe new life in your family’s heirloom jewels. For inspiration to help you turn your “something old” into “something new,” check out Christensen Heller Gallery.